"For Imposing Taxes on us Without our Consent"
The section of the Declaration of Independence titled "The Charges Against the King is extremely important. The English Declaration of Rights included a similar section, so without indicating the revolutions' causes it would have been very difficult to justify independence. Today and during the time of the revolution many of the accusations seemed rather weak and unsupported. However there were some that were considered by all to
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They came to the conclusion that it was to suppress and contain the colonists.
The principle of "no taxation without representation" was very important to the colonist who had a good understanding of history and of the English Revolution. The colonists were angry with Britain for other reasons as well such as their sealed economic system. The grievance of taxation without representation was an age old right that they could use to justify their independence.